Devin Townsend Premieres “Truth” Live Video From “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv”

Devin Townsend has premiered a new live orchestral performance video for “Truth.” The clip is from his new live set “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv,” which is set to be released on July 6. That effort will include his September 22, 2017 “Ocean Machine: Biomech” 20th anniversary show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, which saw him performing the album in full with the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. Multiple fan-requested tracks were also performed.

Townsend commented:

“Hey there, Devin T here, taking a second to bring myself up for air from writing : )

After a long and arduous process, the concert myself and the DTP performed in Plovdiv Bulgaria is finished, and here is your first view of it, ‘Truth’.

I am very proud of this release and it represents a culmination of many years of material. The concert actually is in two parts, with Ocean Machine being the second. It was a fantastic night and an unforgettable experience with the die-hards travelling from all around the world to be there with us.

As I move into the next phase of my life and career, this live in Bulgaria DVD stands as a monument for me, and what we achieved with the DTP.

As always, words fail me when it comes to expressing what the support of the audience means, but I thank you and everyone involved for allowing this to happen.

I hope you enjoy : )

Devin“

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Devin Townsend Teases New Material

Devin Townsend previously put The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus so he can focus on a number of other projects, and now he has shared some teasers of the material he has been working on. You can check those out below:

Working on a riff

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Yup

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Emails from label and management imminent.

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Devin Townsend To Release “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv” In July

Devin Townsend‘s new live set “Ocean Machine – Live At The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv” is set to be released on July 6. The effort will include his September 22, 2017 “Ocean Machine: Biomech” 20th anniversary show, which was held at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. That concert saw him performing the album in full with the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. Multiple fan-requested tracks were also performed. Here’s the available options: limited deluxe 3CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray artbook with liner notes from Townsend and a special “Reflecting The Chaos” documentary, special edition 3CD/DVD digipak, standalone Blu-ray, and digital audio download. You can pre-order the release HERE.

Track Listing:

By Request:

01. “Truth”
02. “Stormbending”
03. “Om”
04. “Failure”
05. “By Your Command”
06. “Gaia”
07. “Deadhead”
08. “Canada”
09. “Bad Devil”
10. “Higher”
11. “A Simple Lullaby”
12. “Deep Peace”

“Ocean Machine”:

01. “Seventh Wave”
02. “Life”
03. “Night”
04. “Hide Nowhere”
05. “Sister”
06. “3 A.M.”
07. “Voices In The Fan”
08. “Greetings”
09. “Regulator”
10. “Funeral”
11. “Bastard”
12. “The Death Of Music”
13. “Things Beyond Things”

Townsend commented:

“Plovdiv and this live package represents a lot to me, it signifies the end of one era, and the celebration of another. Amidst a gruelling touring year, this show came together with much blood, sweat, and tears, and the result is the culmination of many aspects of my work on one stage. ‘Ocean Machine‘ was released 20 years ago, and though Marty (drums) is no longer with us, I was able to finally perform the album in its entirety with the original bassist John ‘Squid’ Harder on this night. On a cold evening in an old city in the ancient theatre, many lifelong milestones came to a conclusion on this night and I’m exceptionally proud of it.

I am currently writing, writing, and writing some more for the next stage of my life and work, and the team of individuals who contributed to this project, from the musicians in the band and orchestra, to the crews locally and with this, management, artists, filmographers and most importantly, the audience… made this night a powerful and strangely bittersweet moment I am proud to have documented with this work.

This is a very special live recording of a very special night, and I hope you enjoy it as a monument to the things that inspired it all in the first place.

Love and light,

Devin Townsend“

Devin Townsend To Release First Part Of “Eras” Vinyl Box Set In June

Devin Townsend has announced that he will be releasing a series of four vinyl box sets called “Eras.” “Part One” will be released on June 8, and it will come with The Devin Townsend Project’s “KI,“ “Addicted,“ “Deconstruction,” and “Ghost” on 180-gram vinyl, as well as liner notes by Chris Dick, comments from Townsend, etc. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Townsend commented:

“The Devin Townsend Project, although it went further than I had originally planned, began life as these four albums. ‘Ki‘, ‘Addicted‘, ‘Deconstruction‘ and ‘Ghost‘. The music evolved in line with a period of intense personal growth, and the albums in chronological order were meant to illustrate that change. The amount of people involved with this was extensive, and the journey was one that defined my career in ways I cannot over express. These four albums are really what the Devin Townsend Project was about.

I have been asked repeatedly over the last few years to provide these albums on vinyl, in one set. So we took this opportunity to put together ‘Eras‘, which is the definitive vinyl box-set encapsulating this period of my life and work that I am exceptionally proud of. As always, this wouldn’t have come to fruition without the support of the tremendous audience who has allowed it to flourish, so respect to both yourselves, the people involved, and the music itself, we present to you; ‘Eras‘. Thank you for allowing me to continue to do what I do.”

Devin Townsend Says He Currently Has No Label Or Band Management

Devin Townsend previously put The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus to focus on numerous other projects, and now he has confirmed that he no longer has a label or band management, allowing for more freedom with the upcoming material. He made the following Instagram posts:

There’s certainly a value in having a team of people- friends and coworkers – help one be objective about their work. It especially seems to help commercially, but it also becomes a trajectory that is hard to step away from, a treadmill of sorts. I like the hang time so much that I find myself sliding into that role repeatedly until I realize there’s an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with my own identity within that role. Maybe not with the music, but with the process. The idea of the process is to articulate your own trip accurately as it evolves and learn from your missteps. (The above included) I talk a lot of shit, and it’s doubtful that will ever change… but we know our paths subconsciously, so it’s about being creatively assertive enough to allow it to flourish. , it’s about following through and breaking through walls. And cats.

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Devin Townsend Says He Has 100 Songs Worth Of New Material In “Different Forms And Styles”

Devin Townsend previously put The Devin Townsend Project on hiatus to focus on numerous other projects. Now, he has offered an update on his new material in a series of tweets, which you can see below. According to the him, he currently has “100 songs in different forms and styles.”

Devin Townsend Working On Ziltoid Mobile Game

It looks like Devin Townsend is working on a Ziltoid mobile game. He shared the below posts regarding that: